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Javier Hernandez Balcazar | Forward

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 137

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Javier Hernandez has traded the bench at Manchester United for a similar spot at Real Madrid behind their attacking stars.
A one-year loan with an option for Real to buy has been completed as Manchester United make room for Falcao. The move is an odd one for the Mexican international who, you'd think, would want to get more playing time in the prime of his career. Instead he'll sit behind Karim Benzema as one of two pure forwards but will also have to contend with Bale, Rodriguez and Ronaldo who all effectively play in forward roles. Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:21:00 AM

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After news that he isn't in LVG's plans word has emerged that Southampton are interested in bringing Javier Hernandez to St. Mary's.

The Saints have been rocked by well-publicized departures this summer. Most of the replacements that have come in are coming from other leagues which represents a risk for the club. With Jay Rodriguez still hurt and making noises about a move to Spurs too bringing in a known PL quantity would make sense. For Hernandez it would represent a chance at the playing time that has been so hard to come by at Old Trafford in recent seasons.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 08:47:00 PM

Mexico took a 0-1 lead into the 87th minute but were stunned by the Netherlands who scored twice to break the hearts of El Tri in a 2-1 loss.

And the drama continues. Mexico were the better side in the first half and the Dutch were lucky to get to halftime with the match still 0-0. Giovani dos Santos finally delivered a much deserved goal early in the second half and the Mexican fans and players were euphoric. The Dutch would begin taking the game over however and despite another world class performance from keeper Guillermo Ochoa, it looked inevitable that the Oranje would finally break through...and they did, twice. Mexico have been eliminated in the Round of 16 in every World Cup dating back to 1986 when they hosted the event.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 02:16:00 PM

Mexico XI: Ochoa, Rodriguez, Salcido, Marquez, Herrera, Layun, Dos Santos, Moreno, Guardado, Peralta, Aguilar

Javier Hernandez once again will be called upon to serve in his "super sub" role as he will begin the match on the bench. One change as defender Carlos Salcido replaces midfielder Jose Vazquez. Former Totteham product Giovani dos Santos unsurprisingly remains a starter. The storyline in this one has to be how the Dutch have been the highest scoring country during group stage facing Mexican keeper Guillermo Ochoa who has been phenomenal by leading a defense that coughed up just one goal in their group.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Javier Hernandez came off the bench and really opened up the game for Mexico in their 3-1 win over Croatia.

Mexico needed to win or tie this game and they walked away with a very impressive win that saw Croatia's team collapse in the last 20 minutes of the match. Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado, and Javier Hernandez were the goal scorers for Mexico while Ivan Perisic scored for Croatia. Mexico finish second in their group and are set to face the Netherlands in the round of 16.
Source: FIFA
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 05:52:00 PM

Mexico Starting XI: Ochoa; Aguilar, Rodríguez, Marquez, Moreno, Layún; Vazquez, Herrera, Guardado; Dos Santos, Peralta.

Javier Hernandez is once again on the bench as Mexico takes on Croatia in a game that will decide which team will advance to the round of 16. Mexico need a tie or a win to make it through.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 03:10:00 PM

Mexico XI: Ochoa, Rodriguez, Marquez, Herrera, Layun, Dos Santos, Moreno, Guardado, Peralta, Aguilar, Vazquez

Chicharito once again is snubbed for a spot in the XI as Mexico will be underdogs against host country Brazil. A outright winner here can sit back and wait for the knockout stage.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 01:52:00 PM

Javier Hernandez came on as a substitute in Mexico's 1-0 win over Cameroon in the second game of the World Cup.

Mexico was robbed by the referees early in the game by having two goals wrongly disallowed for offsides. The decisions sparked much criticism as referees have now made questionable decisions in both World Cup matches so far. Giovanni dos Santos was spectacular for Mexico and created danger from start to finish. He was the best player on the pitch and will have to continue playing like this if Mexico want to advance. Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o failed to impress fans, missing his only chance in the first half of the match. The three points here were crucial for Mexico as they have to face Brazil and Croatia next.
Source: FIFA
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Southampton reportedly want Javier Hernandez as part of the deal that will send Luke Shaw to Manchester United.

It seems more and more likely that Luke Shaw is headed to Manchester and the Saints want to maximize their returns. Hernandez has been under utilized at Old Trafford and a move to Southampton could resurrect his club career. New United manager Louis van Gaal is a big fan of Robin van Persie and the club just signed Wayne Rooney to a record contract, both signs that point towards Hernandez' departure. At the same time, the Saints just sold their only striker in Rickie Lambert and need to find a replacement this summer. We can easily see a Hernandez plus cash package for Luke Shaw happening this summer.
Source: Squawka
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 06:35:00 PM

Javier Hernandez used to be the king of the late goal but he missed his lines and the target in the 80th minute as United fell to the surging Black Cats.

Apparently a big win against Norwich isn't a harbinger of everything being better again for Manchester United. Ryan Giggs' second test as manager didn't go quite as well as the first despite a second consecutive relegation-threatened opponent. Missing Wayne Rooney through a minor groin injury United struggled to generate an attack and when a late chance came for Chicharito, he skied it well over the bar.
Sat, May 3, 2014 11:54:00 AM

Javier Hernandez was substituted at halftime of Mexico's friendly against Nigeria yesterday and will be a doubt for Week 29 against West Brom.

Given his recent comments and lack of playing time when healthy, it isn't likely that Chicharito would have played this weekend anyway but given the few teams that will be playing Premier League matches this weekend, it is worth noting that you can add "injury" to "media disruptions" and "healthy options ahead of him" to the reasons not to select Hernandez for your fantasy team in Week 29. Add him to the list of United players likely out the door over the summer.
Source: @Physioroom
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 03:48:00 PM

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has drawn interest from various European clubs according to his agent, but Manchester United said that he will not be going anywhere.

Inter Milan and Tottenham are two of the big names hoping to secure the 25-year old international during the upcoming transfer window, but according to his agent, he's not going anywhere. "I met Manchester United's people about 10 days ago and they confirmed that there has been interest from various European clubs but they don't plan to transfer him. They are aware that his impact has been limited but he will integrate more little by little," says agent Eduardo Hernandez. With Robin van Persie not expected back from injury until mid-January and F Danny Welbeck limping off during United's 3-1 win over West Ham, Hernandez is their only remaining option up top. He could be in the starting lineup on Thursday against Hull City.
Source: Daily Star
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 10:55:00 PM

With Robin van Persie likely out injured and Wayne Rooney suspended it is likely that Javier Hernandez will lead the line against Newcastle in Week 15.

David Moyes hasn't been particularly forthcoming about Robin van Persie's health either in previous weeks when the injuries have been downplayed or this week when virtually no information was provided. In the absence of information to the contrary it is probably reasonable to assume that van Persie is not ready. That, combined with Wayne Rooney's suspension for yellow card accumulation likely means that Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck will both start for a United team that has struggled to get goals from sources outside of Rooney and RvP. If you're thinking about buying in on United's reserve forwards, I'd think twice. Hernandez has routinely disappointed when given the chance to start and with United's midfield struggling to create chances, it is hard to see why this weekend would be any different against a Newcastle team that has been in good form over their last five matches.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 02:50:00 PM

It has been a good week for Javier Hernandez with a match-winner in the league and a brace in the League Cup after a rough start to life under David Moyes.

The problem that Hernandez's recent goals create is unrealistic expectations for fantasy managers. Yes, he's on form but with Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney being ever-present in the starting line-up there seems to be little reason to believe that Chicharito will get a starting spot in the Premier League. David Moyes hasn't exactly followed a logical pattern with his squad choices and rotations but regardless of the Mexican striker's form, the odds seem long that he'll get a start which is enough reason to leave him out of your line-up.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Manchester United manager David Moyes has laughed off speculation that Javier Hernandez could be allowed to leave the club on loan in January.

Moyes may insist that 'Chicharito' is staying, but the striker must be getting extremely frustrated at his lack of first team action, having played just twice in eleven games this season. Hernandez rarely lets the side down when he is given opportunities but he knows he'll never play in the big games as long as Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck remain at the the club, so it is understandable that he is considering requesting a loan move in January.
Source: The Mirror
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 05:14:00 AM